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Before the opening bell on Wednesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.
Mondelez International (MDLZ ) reported fourth quarter revenues of $8.83 billion, which is down 6.8% from last year’s Q4 revenues, and below analysts’ expectations of $9.08 billion. Net earnings for the quarter came in at $791 million, or 47 cents per share, which is also lower than last year’s Q4 earnings. MDLZ beat analysts’ EPS estimates of 44 cents. For 2015, Mondelez expects organic revenue growth of at least 2%.
Wisconsin Energy (WEC ) reported fourth quarter revenues of $1.23 billion, up from last year’s Q4 revenues of $1.18 billion. Analysts were expecting revenues of $988.8 million. Net income came in at $121.4 million, or 53 cents per diluted share, compared to last year’s Q4 figures of $144.3 million, or 63 cents per diluted share. Adjusted EPS for the quarter came in at 56 cents, which matches analysts’ expectations.
Zoetis (ZTS ) reported fourth quarter net income of $126 million, or 25 cents per share, up from last year’s Q4 net income of $105 million, or 21 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.3 billion, up 5% from last year’s $1.25 billion. On an adjusted basis, EPS came in at 40 cents, marking an 11% increase from last year. ZTS beat analysts’ estimates of 36 cents EPS on revenues of $1.27 billion.
Looking ahead, ZTS sees FY2015 EPS in the range of $1.61-$1.68, which is in-line with analysts’ estimates of $1.65.